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pipes' age, design, and what it's made of. >> whenever we identify any potential threat to public safety we immediately go and address the situation. we don't put it on solis, it's not on solis of 100. >> reporter: pg&e says the top 100 list is just for plan going, deciding which pipelines should be fixed before others. so where was the san brown oh pipe on the list? >> tasselingment of pipe? it was not on the top 100 list. >> reporter: which leads to the question so what good is the list? >> we don't know yet what the cause was. so that will inform us as to how we need to look at these various pipeline segments and whether the process that we're using is a good processor not. >> reporter: is this a satisfactory response is this. >> well it's a response. i -- you know, every time there is a response there's more question. >> reporter: assemblyman jerry hill represents san brown oh. he says changing evaluation evaluations of the pipe. first they are on the list, then they are not, is troubling. >> we need to have confidence
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in our tilt and the california public utilities commission. at this point in time we're losing that rapidly. now the map on the pg&e web site are not interactive so you can't zoom in and see how close those pipelines are to your house. but in the meantime they have setup a hot line (888)743-7431. that will get you to a pg&e representative and you can have a conversation with that person, tell them exactly where it is that you live, and then they'll tell you if you're within 500 feet of any pipeline, whether that is on the top 100 list or not. of course, we'll have all this information on the web site. alan. good information to have indeed. simon, thanks. one of the pipelines on that list is in san jose and mike sugerman is at city hall with reaction there, mike? >> we spent the day at city hall and out in at least one of those neighborhoods, it's a lot to take in, people are still trying to digest the information. the neighborhood we were in is in north san jose, near the
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2010 of 1st and taz man, a very popular light rail runs right through it. it can be crowded at lunchtime because it is a highly industrial area. some of the big-named companies right there, it's cisco for inthe answer, other firms that have made silicon valley famous. we talked to people who live and work in the area. first we'll hear them. then we talked to mayor chuck reed who says he is not happy about the flow of information. first the residents then the mayor. >> that they pinpointing it so they could do something about it. but are they gonna do something about it? that's the question. >> in 2012 it is set to be repaired. i don't know if that's fast enough. >> i guess it's safe. >> yup. >> to have it under here going down this street. but do i think about it. >> doesn't bother you? >> doesn't bother me at all. i don't think anything bad will happen. >> i think we all have to be concerned until we know what the cause was have the san
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brown oh explosion, a terrible tragedy, and tasselingment was not on the top 100 list as i understand it. we need to know what happened. if we don't know what happened it's hard to prevent it from happening again. so getting to the bottom of that is really important. >> and if you heard me tell that manna pg&e plans to fix that stretch of pipeline, 2012, the mayor will be meeting with pg&e officials on thursday and hopes to get more information then. alan. >> mike sugerman in san jose, thanks very much. this week the coroner's office is expected to confirm that three people who have been listed as missing in the san brown oh explosion are in fact dead. that would push the total number of victims from four to 7. six people injured in the blast still in the hospital this evening, one of them is in critical condition and clean up of the destroyed homes, we're told, could start as soon as this thursday. county health experts worry about hazards to the surrounding neighborhoods from metals and small amounts of
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asbestos. >> chp now says that a know vat oh high school teenager was drunk when he crashed a car killing a 15-year-old classmate. the student killed friday has been identified as isaac bro. the. a somber mood as know vat ojai students returned to class today. >> reporter: it's a dark day at know vat oh high school following friday's suspected drunk driving accident that left one opportunity dead and another under arrest. many here still stunned. >> somber. incredulous. how can this happen? >> reporter: the school made 15 grief counselors available today. the chp is not releasing all the names of the 5 know vat ojai students involved in the crash. the classmates have created a memorial for 15-year-old isaac brock. >> he was just a caring person, a loved one, and he knew everybody. >> reporter: he was apparently one of four passengers in a car that officers say lost control
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and slammed into a truck on know vat oh boulevard. they arrested the 15-year-old driver for suspected drunken driving. some students said they had a school assembly against drinking and driving. >> we bring tees up for a specific reason to tell you not to do this, for you to go off and do it, for me it's hard to understand why someone would do that. >> reporter: the school superintendent says they provide a host of prevention programs but that's not enough. >> you name it, we've got it, but until we're giving the same message at home, in a society, and at school, kids are going to make a decision that is not healthy. >> reporter: a message she plans to hammer home. on thursday and friday they plan to bring in comedian michael prichard for all day seminars and preventing alcohol and drug use. >> the impact he has is very similar to within of the programs we have called the gwires program where they are going into san quentin and having conversations with
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inmates who are giving them the message of don't make the mistakes i have. >> reporter: i'm sharon chin for cbs5. . too safe to avoid a traffic jam. >> for the first time solo drivers offered a smoother ride in the bay area. why it's made traffic actually worse. and these are supposed to make mass transit simpler, but only if they work. the new problems with those flipper cards. and super salmon or franken fish? the safety of genetically modified salmon called in to question today. [ male announcer ] jerry brown's good old days. but what really happened? cnn -- not me -- cnn says his assertion about his tax record was "just plain wrong."
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jerry brown went out there and took credit for the fact that the people of california voted for proposition 13, which lowered taxes, which he opposed. and now he's going around taking credit for it. he raised taxes as governor of california. he had a surplus when he took office and a deficit when he left. he doesn't tell the people the truth.
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pinpoint weather is sponsored by amtrack, serving 500 destinations coast to coast. enjoy the journey, book now at emergency landing in sacramento this afternoon. the de a flight from oakland was forced to make an emergency landing at sacramento this afternoon. the delta airlines flight was bound for salt lake city when a warning light went off indicating there was a possible problem with one of the engines. the plane landed safely in sacramento international just before 2:00, none of the 150 passengers or 5 crew members on board was hurt. the bay area's first express lane opened today on interstate 680 southbound along the sinole grade. it allows drivers to pay the premium to speed up their commute. but navigating that rout and the rules for the road can be kind of confusing. len ramirez was there to find out how it's going in the
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evening. len? >> reporter: the evening commute is no problem now, as you can see from the traffic behind it, everybody is flowing smoothly. but if you were one of the people stuck in the big traffic jam this morning at the noel grade you'll probably have something to say p this. the people in the high occupancy toll lane say it was a successful start. they admit there was a lot of confusion as drivers tried to merge onto the new lane at the highway 84 junction. there is a mile or so the do the merge but drivers were scouting across the lanes trying to do it right away and that caused traffic to back up for several miles. >> as you drove through the lane, first of all you were hit with signs that you have not seen that had dollar amounts on them, you had a massive amount of media out there and you had the chp. we also had caltrans out there today doing some weed abaitments, that was great
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planning by the way. but, actually, i think that as people become more familiar with the lane and get used to the fact that they are driving in the hot lane, or have the ability to get to the lane, things will settle down. >> reporter: driving that 14 high pressuren mile stretch cost anyone from $1 to $1.25. the amount fluctuates, the bigger the traffic jam the more people will have to pay. cal tran says this is the very first of these toll lanes that will be hitting the bay area. eventually there will be 800 miles of toll lanes like this throughout the bay area, next on the list is 580 and highway 237. reporting live in fremont, len ramirez, cbs5. a ribbon cut marked the co and another highway improvement project in the east bay wrapped up today. ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the completion of a highway project that is going to improve traffic flow in the cats ontario valley area. it includes a revamp of the
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redwood river interchange. the 580 interchange project costs about $30 million, mostly paid for by the county tax and sales tax along with state and federal money. it's been nearly 3 months since the clipper car got it's makeover but we continue to get emails from users who say the clipper cart system is turning transit into a nightmare. the latest problem, equipment snafus that are driving some commuters nuts. problems. > occasionally some of the machines aren't always working. >> the clipper card reeders on at least 43 buses are currently out of order. >> people with clipper cards may have an issue with transferring on our bus system because of the cards aren't reading correctly in some of them. >> the municipal transportation agency says it's a hardware
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glitch that's currently being switched. the muni fare gates that hold the clipper card reeders are being replaced at the west portal and van nest and montgomery station, that means they have to waive clump clipper cards through the merge gate. >> the whole thing is a hags will until they get through these things. >> the replacements should be in place bay the first week of october. muni does admit there may be some bumps along the way. >> whenever you have a transition this size with a change this size you're gonna have issues of implementation. >> reporter: adding to the headaches, not all the newly delivered ad fare machines are operational. they are only working at the embark dare oh, castro and church stations, they have to go to walgreens or online to load their cards. >> if i have to go online and do it. >> really. >> yeah. >> despite numerous complaints mara lindsey with transform,
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and oakland based transit advocacy group, says the system will eventually make transportation a lot easier? we're going to get through this stage and part of what's happening, the complaints are helping bring up the issues that need to get addressed. >> muni tells us if there is a glitch in the system users will not be charged for inconvenience, users can also request a refund they have encountered a problem. if you have a consumer problem you can call 8885l2 or go to 8885 connect. that may surprise you it did me. the recession is over and it ended 15 months ago. are you celebrating yet? the national bureau of international research is the group that officially declares when a recession begins and ends. the group's finding is the recession began in december of 2007 and ended in june of 2009. since then, it says the economy has been slowly improving. but with millions of people still unemployed and many homeowners under water in their
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mortgages, their perjury session is far from over. genetically altered fish for dinner, fda regulators weigh in on that request. last time she was in court she was brought to tears. the new arrest warrant issued for actress lindsey lohan. good evening and welcome to the weather center where we'll officially marking the departure of summer on wednesday but i'll pinpoint the day when we're going to top off again in the 90s. that's right. the 90s, hang out, stay with us, "eyewitness news" continues. we'll be right back. mm, my water just broke! which is really exciting... except i'm at a grocery store. i was just standing here with a carton of oj, and all of a sudden, it was all over the floor. the water, not the oj.
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our state is in a real mess. and i'm not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don't go anywhere. we have to make some tough decisions. we have to live within our means. we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that. "eyewitness news" is product to you by honda, shop for new offers in your area. have washed up on ocean beac today. the whale appears to the remains of this large dead whale washed up on ocean beach today. the whale appears to have been dead for quite some team, so much so it is not clear what type it is.
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but is the third lately in our waters, they say there are a lot of what else in the bay area waters, they are filled with krill, the whale's favorite food source. speaking of seafood, tinkering with the genetics of salmon. creating a new food source or what some are calling frankenfish. the food and drug administration today heard both arguments. ounty technologi ing gr one from chinook s >> reporter: it's not just a fish story. you could soon be eating genetically engineered salmon. using growth hormone from chinook salmon they claimed their genetically engineered eggs can grow full market-sized fish in half the time as wild salmon, the company says the altered fish is safe and will create jobs. >> we can bring an industry back to the united states and provide americans a safe, sustainable high quality seafood material. >> the food and drug administration grease the salmon is safe but is waiting for an advisory panel's opinion before approving the fish for
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sale. food safety groups say no way. they call the salmon frankenfish and argue it could be bad for humans and natural fish. >> we think that the fda hasn't done all its homework yet and the company hasn't done all its homework yet. >> reporter: even if the they approve the fish it won't be available the public for a couple of years. the consumerrers we talked with are sceptical. >> you're fooling with nature and, any time you do that, you're taking a big chance. especially when it's something for human consumption. >> reporter: at washington's main avenue fish market no one seemed anxious to try the new salmon. >> i'm scared of it. >> reporter: the fda hasn't said when it will make its decision but both sides agree if the salmon is agreed other genetically modified food will be right behind it. manuel gallegus, cbs news, washington. okay. time for you, because it is monday. >> time or the me. >> the weekend is over and so now it's going to warm up. >> kind of. >> kind of. >> it's going to warm up toward
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the end of the week. >> oh really. >> we're going the cooldown sun stan shaly. autumn officially does arrive here on wednesday and we'll be doing the happy dance right here in the weather center. >> you'll be doing the happy dance. >> we have gt a lot of things going on here in town. not only do we have some 49er football. >> tonight. >> but we also have oakland a's, my oakland a's are playing host to the beloved chicago white sox. but listen to what one guy has to say. >> i gio gio gonzalez from the oakland a's and bring your jacket. >> i love gio gonzalez, he is my brother from another mother. yes she. make sure you bundle up. in san jose it's live, our cbs5 why camera looking out towards the silicon valley where we have wall to wall sunshine, 77 degrees, northwest wind at 7 teen miles per hour. the coast is almost clear. we have stratus with low clouds
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and fog developing. we'll be talking about this where we have a chance for showers and the hawaii 5-0 forecast at 76 degrees. it premieres tonight at 10:00 tonight. somebody forgot to que the music. tonight we also some big dealings going on in town. seattle playing host to new orleans, game time temperature 65 degrees under mostly clear skies. again bundle up if you're heading to candlestick. we do have the westerlies, 10 to 20 miles per hour at candlestick. otherwise out and about this evening on a monday, temperatures in the 60s, at the beaches. 60ings, 70s, bayside, still sitting at 80 degrees inland towards the tri-valley. tonight mostly clear skies from the bay due east to the north and to the south. temperature-wise very mild in the 50s even up to 60 degrees. the closer you get to the bay and water and all is around the immediate sea shore we do have a strong robust sea breeze out of the west in the 50s, a stack of this right here. stack of low clouds and fog.
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officially 6:54 and nobody is gonna see it, maybe for a good 60 miles inland over the ultimate path towards mountain housement we will clear out. we see a few increasing clouds, partly sunny during the day. from this approaching trough. doesn't have any precipitation associated with it, just has a few clouds that will spill into the northern half of the state and some cooler air mass alost as well. so that cooler air mass is gonna drop our temperatures down in comparison to today when we actually topped off in the mid-80s, it was a rather seasonal day here in the bay area tomorrow and seize nah blow cool with our numbers the into the 70s, 60s bayside in el is a right oh. otherwise they will becoming up from the monday tara beaches, the low 60s in the monday tear oh valley. here you have the forecast in which we have additional cooling taking place on the first day of autumn wednesday.
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otherwise thursday we begin to see high pressure and rebounding into warmer conditions, then as allen was trying to allude to we could have the warmer conditions, summertime returns here to the bay area on friday and saturday. gradual cool down on saturday before you bump it back up on monday. this is one of my favorite parts of the weathercast. we invite all of you to get tall pictures, this one is sent in by eric simon son, and julie nigh as well. we'll talk more about this during our 6:00 newscast. one more time, que the music, this time, guys. oh yeah, hawaii five-0 premieres tonight. there is a chance of showers in the ow wahoo forecast. make sure you have a date with cbs5 later tonight. we'll return right after this. >> i think that was happy dance. i'm not sure but i think that was a happy dance. roberta thanks.
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a new one that is designed the take down the ipad. it is powered by the android system. you are going to get to play aps, it has a 7" touch screen there, but unlike the ipad it is going to be available on all four major u.s. wireless carriers so verizon, at&t, t- mobile, sprint, no word yet on how much it's going to cost you or the release date when you can get one. facebook says it is not building its own mobile phone. they deny the story by tech crunch web site that it is working on software for a new device. however, facebook says in a statement it is striving to make all phones and applications more social. so that leaves open the possibility the company is trying to create its own platform for use on existing hardware. omg, you know that, you knew it was bound to happen. the oxford dictionary is adding a list of internet inspired words and, among them, well
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we're working on for "eyewitness news" at 6:00. when oakland cut its police force it didn't mean the calls for help stopped. the nearby police force that is now getting some of those phone calls and having to politely decline. >> what we do is go out and kick the ball. >> one of the pay area soccer players trying a different sort of kicking game. the one demand her coach made of her new teammates. we're going to have that and much more at 6:00 alan. >> we'll see you then. lindsey lohan's tweet could make her a jail bird again. a judge issued an arrest warrant today after the actress tweeted that she failed a drug test. the 24-year-old has been ordered to appear in court this friday morning. lohan recently completed two weeks in jail for vacation lating probation. that was after arrests for driving under the influence and spent another 23 days in rehab. the judge is going to decide if there's more jail time in her
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future or if she should go back to jail. >> lindsey. >> be careful what you tweet. ,, can go ,, calgary calgary doing doing ,, calgary calgary ,,,,
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our state is in a real mess. and i'm not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don't go anywhere. we have to make some tough decisions. we have to live within our means. we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that.


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